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    LOHF Shelf Edition: Mindi

    Happy Women in Horror Month! It’s time for another session of Ladies of Horror Fiction: Shelf Edition! This time Mindi Snyder (@gowsy33) is joining us to show off her LOHF books. Mindi is a reviewer, bookstagrammer, member of the Nightworms review team, and rep for A Stranger Dream and PS Publishing. Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books? Last year I discovered Gwendolyn Kiste, and I adore everything she writes! The Rust Maidens is one of my absolute favorite books of 2018. I also love Caroline Kepnes. Providence is another favorite 2018 release. And Christa Carmen’s collection Something Borrowed, Something Bloodsoaked is fantastic. I’m really looking forward for more…

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    Women in Horror Month: Caitlin Marceau CEO of Sanitarium Publishing

    For Women in Horror Month we wanted to spotlight some of the women that are working in the Horror Fiction industry. The first Woman we would like to spotlight is the CEO of Sanitarium Publishing Caitlin Marceau. Toni talked to Caitlin CEO of Sanitarium Publishing about the publishing industry. Can you give a little background to your literary journey to become CEO of Sanitarium Publishing? My journey with Sanitarium has actually been a crazy, full-circle, ride. I was first published in Sanitarium Magazine, back in 2014 when Barry Skelhorn still owned it, with a piece called “Stuck.” It was the first horror story I’d ever written, the first one I…

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    Author Spotlight: Gwendolyn Kiste

    Bio Gwendolyn Kiste is the author of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated fiction collection, And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, from JournalStone; the dark fantasy novella, Pretty Marys All in a Row, from Broken Eye Books; and her debut novel, The Rust Maidens, from Trepidatio Publishing. Her short fiction has appeared in Nightmare Magazine, Shimmer, Black Static, Daily Science Fiction, Interzone, LampLight, and Three-Lobed Burning Eye as well as Flame Tree Publishing’s Chilling Horror Short Stories anthology, among others. A native of Ohio, she currently resides on an abandoned horse farm outside of Pittsburgh with her husband, two cats, and not nearly enough ghosts. You can also find her online…

  • Her Dark Inheritance by Meg Hafdahl

    Author Spotlight: Meg Hafdahl

    Author Bio Horror and suspense author Meg Hafdahl was raised in both British Columbia and Minnesota. A member of the esteemed Horror Writers Association, her female driven horror stories have been produced for audio by The Wicked Library, and have appeared in anthologies such as Spider Road Press’ Eve’s Requiem: Tales of Women, Mystery and Horror. Her first short story collection, Twisted Reveries: Thirteen Tales of the Macabre was released by Inklings Publishing in 2015. Twisted Reveries Volume II: Tales from Willoughby arrived in 2016, and Meg’s debut horror novel, Her Dark Inheritance, released in March 2018. She is also the co-host of the podcast Horror Rewind and a regular…

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    Author Spotlight: Chris Chelser

        Author Bio I was once a lawyer and a business consultant, until the monsters under my bed insisted my lifetime habit of writing horror stories should be a fulltime one. I thought it best not to argue with those teeth. Since then, I have published several psychological paranormal horror novels, with more on the way. I live in the Netherlands with my family. Contary to most writers I have no pets, but my son does very convincing impressions of puppies, kittens, and the occasional pterodactyl. Blog: Click here for Chris’s Blog Twitter: @chrischelser Interview Hi Chris!! Thanks for taking the time to speak to me today.   My…

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    Author Spotlight: Ellie Douglas

    Author Bio Ellie Douglas, born and raised in New Zealand. A graduate of Massey, is a freelance graphic artist, spent 10 years working with Autistic Children, and has done some overseas traveling. She is a member of NZSA and SpecFicNZ. Ellie went into motherhood, with four children, including one set of non-identical twins. Ellie was able to dive right into her creative side. She started out as a freelance graphic artist, and to this day she still creates award-winning professional pre-made book covers.  During her designing of book covers she would write, sparking her inner desire to be an author.  Writing more and more until she finished her first novel,…

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    Author Spotlight: R. J. Joseph

      Bio R.J. Joseph is a Texas based writer and professor who must exorcise the demons of her imagination so they don’t haunt her being. A life-long horror fan and writer of many things, she has recently discovered the joys of writing in the academic arena about two important aspects of her life: horror and black femininity. When R.J. isn’t writing, teaching, or reading voraciously, she can usually be found wrangling one or five of various sprouts and sproutlings from her blended family of 11…which also includes one husband and two furry babies. R.J.  can be found lurking (and occasionally even peeking out) on social media: Twitter:@rjacksonjoseph Interview LOHF: I…

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    Author Spotlight: Jaye Wells

      Bio Jaye Wells is the author of several speculative fiction novels. She is best known for writing urban fantasy with her USA Today bestselling Sabina Kane series and the Prospero’s War series. In 2012, she won the Best Urban Fantasy Reviewers’ Choice Award from RT Book Reviews for Blue-Blooded Vamp, and her novels Dirty Magic, Volatile Bonds, and Silver-Tongued Devilwere also nominated for the award. Before she became an author, Jaye was a magazine editor and freelance writer. She earned her B.A. in Art History from Southern Methodist University, and holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She belongs to International Thriller Writers, Sisters in Crime,…

  • Fright into Flight edited by Amber Fallon

    Spotlight on Amber Fallon

    I remember hearing about the new horror anthology that Stephen King and Bev Vincent were editing. I was really excited, until I read the authors list. I was miffed to find there were no women horror authors listed as contributing to the anthology. I was pleased when a saw a tweet from Word Horde stating that they were producing their horror travel related anthology with only women authors. I was sent a review copy of this masterpiece which was edited by one hell of an author herself,  Amber Fallon Bio Amber Fallon lives in weird cave in a small town outside Boston, Massachusetts that she shares with her husband and…

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    Spotlight on Stephanie M. Wytovich

    Bio Stephanie M. Wytovich is an American poet, novelist, and essayist. Her work has been showcased in numerous anthologies such as Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, Shadows Over Main Street: An Anthology of Small-Town Lovecraftian Terror, Year’s Best Hardcore Horror: Volume 2, The Best Horror of the Year: Volume 8, as well as many others. Wytovich is the Poetry Editor for Raw Dog Screaming Press, an adjunct at Western Connecticut State University and Point Park University, and a mentor with Crystal Lake Publishing. She is a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, an active member of the Horror Writers Association, and a graduate of Seton Hill University’s MFA program for…